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    Expectations are that both Mrs. Palin and Mrs. Bachmann will enter the race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keep It Real View Post
    How will the far right voters react to a Mormon? Of course, he's not a Kenyan but I'd think they would still be hesitant.
    Actually, it's not just the far right voters, unless things have changed substantially since early 2008. There was a study or poll done at that time that indicated that US voters at that time were more receptive to a black president, less ready to elect a woman president, and were nowhere near ready to elect a person who practiced a faith that was not seen as the "norm". That would include Morman and Islam among others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Expectations are that both Mrs. Palin and Mrs. Bachmann will enter the race.
    If they run together on the Republican ticket in '12 the Democrats will have a field day !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyTmcNcc View Post
    If they run together on the Republican ticket in '12 the Democrats will have a field day !!
    I think there's a better chance of moutain ref winning the nomination than either of those two.

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    There is also speculation that Gov Perry will throw his name in that hat. I have reservations about him. Any one that mentions seceding as an option immediately makes me nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    There is also speculation that Gov Perry will throw his name in that hat. I have reservations about him. Any one that mentions seceding as an option immediately makes me nervous.
    He would have been a better candidate in 2008, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Expectations are that both Mrs. Palin and Mrs. Bachmann will enter the race.
    The writers at SNL can't wait! I actually might have to go with Palin in a match up of those two.

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    I think the grand majority of you on here will be suprised at the 2012 election as you seem to think Obama has it in the bag, and why not, what a great job he has done.

    One great victory-getting bin laden. The rest very tame and lame. I will give him credit for the health care act, but sold his soul in the process, and for some of his backers in congress, they were exposed as basically accepting bribes in order to pass this legislation.

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    Any Democrat challengers going to put their hat in the ring against Obama for the nomination ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammando View Post
    Any Democrat challengers going to put their hat in the ring against Obama for the nomination ??
    No real ones will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keep It Real View Post
    How will the far right voters react to a Mormon? Of course, he's not a Kenyan but I'd think they would still be hesitant.
    I seriously think the issue of him being Mormon will be a non factor. We have to consider that in the 2008 presidential primaries only 9% of those who voted in the general election chose the candidates. Those who vote in primaries are usually-not always- party activists who represent the extreme of the parties. They are predominately white between the ages of 50 and 80 and middle class. So if Romney got that far in the primaries with people like this voting, I don't see an issue with him being Mormon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by History View Post
    I think the grand majority of you on here will be suprised at the 2012 election as you seem to think Obama has it in the bag, and why not, what a great job he has done.

    One great victory-getting bin laden. The rest very tame and lame. I will give him credit for the health care act, but sold his soul in the process, and for some of his backers in congress, they were exposed as basically accepting bribes in order to pass this legislation.
    It has nothing to do with the job he has done, but the terrible cast of characters that may run against him. Any good candidate could beat him. For as unpopular Bush had become (and I believe the last election was largely a referendum on him) it is not as if Obama received 90% of the vote.

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    Honestly, I don't think any of the Rep. candidates have a chance. Campaigning will be an ugly event as all any one has to stand on, is pointing out what the other has not accomplished. Unfortunately no one has accomplished anything. Quite frankly (can't believe I'm saying this) I think at this point I would prefer President Obama win reelection. IMO he is far less dangerous to this country than any of the Republicans. Shame that we have to think of the not, who we think will be the best person for the job, but who will not be the worst. I am a staunch Republican, and at this point am not proud of that affiliation.

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    The Iowa GOP group has sent a group of donors to meet with Gov. Christie today. From the way things are going, I have a feeling we'll see Gov. Christie throw his hat in the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malachicrunch View Post
    Honestly, I don't think any of the Rep. candidates have a chance. Campaigning will be an ugly event as all any one has to stand on, is pointing out what the other has not accomplished. Unfortunately no one has accomplished anything. Quite frankly (can't believe I'm saying this) I think at this point I would prefer President Obama win reelection. IMO he is far less dangerous to this country than any of the Republicans. Shame that we have to think of the not, who we think will be the best person for the job, but who will not be the worst. I am a staunch Republican, and at this point am not proud of that affiliation.
    I could see Gov. Daniels, Gov. Christie, or Romney having a chance. Can't realistically see anyone else causing much of an issue for President Obama.

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